April 18, 2013
Video is of amateur quality, but still good.
Induction speech by Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins.
Acceptance speech by RUSH.
by the SOUND CITY PLAYERS
WOW! As recorded on 02/15/13. TURN UP THE VOLUME!
Unbelievably excellent rendition of RUSH's 1974 classic, Anthem, from the Fly By Night album. ANTHRAX absolutely brings the tune to a whole new level. A "must listen" by all RUSH and ANTHRAX fans! A quote from drummer Charlie Benante...
"When I was first learning to play drums, I would strap on my headphones, play along with [Rush's live album All the World's a Stage] and be transformed," Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante tells Rolling Stone. "I remember talking with Cliff [Burton] and Kirk [Hammett of Metallica] back when we first met, and we all agreed how much of an influence Rush was on all of us. I don't [know] if you would hear anything that sounds like Rush in Anthrax's music, but the passion, the drive, the musicianship and the appreciation is all there."
by PRIMUS, recorded 1992
I'm sure everyone is sick of hearing me continue on and on about this, but having yellows enabled for the ARCA San Jose road course events proved yet again that it keeps more drivers in the hunt for the lead, and lets guys get repaired and get to continue on for points, and possibly pick up more positions. With no yellows, the field continues on while you're in the pits getting repaired, so when you come back out a lap or 2 down, and have no hope of a yellow to help you catch back up to the leader or to try to unlap yourself, most people pull the plug and just park it. Having yellows keeps it more interesting. I know there's fast guys here that always pull out a huge lead and would hate to lose that gap to the field due to a caution, but that's not even real racing. It may be nice to sit in a comfortable lead, but it's much more fun and satisfying to actually have to race with other drivers for a win. Besides, it's not even realistic to run without yellows. Every major racing series in the world throws a full course yellow for a major shunt, even F1 has had many more cautions recently. Not to mention, throwing some pit strategy into the mix and having a busy pitroad for mistakes to happen (contact, speeding on pitroad, etc) makes it all even more interesting. There'd be alot less DNFs. And it would be much more realistic as well.
When will the officials finally pull the trigger on this and mandate yellows as part of R2P rules at all events (except off-road racing)?
The ARCA guys have proven it can be done. All I ever hear about this is "I dont want to spend all that time running under yellow" or "all the other sims/mods dont handle yellows as well as the ARCA sim". Guess what, there's ways around all of that if you just try it and find out how...
Just trying to keep it fun for the whole field, for an entire event. After all, it shouldn't be all about winning, this isnt the pros...
WOW!! 850BHP from an electric drive, an estimated 4 figures of torque, zero emissions...this machine sounds awesome! Lord Paul Drayson and co-driver Jonny Cocker have been testing this thing in England, and recently set the track record for electric cars at Goodwood. The car is so quiet, you can hear the stones in the wheelwells. This is the future of motorsports. Turn it up.
Ah, what's better than a day at Lime Rock? NOTHING!!
My family and I are on our way to catch the ALMS event at Lime Rock today. All 5 classes that are running have broken their respective class qualifying records! Can't wait!
Drivers I hope to say hello to today:
These are drivers I havent had the pleasure of meeting as of yet, outside of Patrick Dempsey, whom my wife is asking me to stand in line with her to be able to meet him! And all this time I thought she wanted to go just to be with me!
Got my beer, vodka, food and sunblock. Maybe I need more beer? Then again, the Harpoon tent is always a happening place...
Hope to have some great photos posted for you guys later in the weekend.
by RUSH, recorded 2012. The title track to their latest album, released June 12th. RUSH vowed 35 years ago to never write music this difficult to play ever again. Never say never, because this album is totally out there! Because of this, non-musician types will miss much of what is going on. Listen carefully!! See if you can pick out all of Neil Peart's fills. The production is top notch...I can watch Geddy's bass lines almost pop screwheads through the sheetrock walls in my house! I have dedicated high-end Mirage BPS-400 bi-polar subwoofers alongside a pair of Klipsch KLF-30 loudspeakers that are driven by a Sony STR-DA50ES receiver that really makes it crank. Not to mention, it's easy to forget these guys are in their 60s! Got my tickets for this tour coming in October already, only 15 mins from my house (5 mins if I still had my Stealth Turbo, and no cops, right down the Crazy 8). They've never played Bridgeport CT before, so it's a pretty big deal here in The Valley.
ROCK AND ROLL!
Thank you to YouTube poster CheezandHoney.